need some bear loads for 44 mag and marlin 45/70

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  1. jack44

    jack44 Member

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    2400 in 44mag rocks! just need to tweek the load alittle - right now using 19.5gr. I need to kick that down a few grains. If anybody has any pet load let here them!.
     
  2. Salmoneye

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    Sorry...

    My bear load for my 1894S and SBH is a 265gr Hornady Interlock .430" (sku #4300) over 22gr of H110 for 1650fps in the carbine, and 1300+fps in the revolver...

    Not max in either, but accurate in both...
     
  3. Asherdan

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    For our little CA bears...

    Marlin 1894
    240g XTP
    W-W brass
    WLP
    1.61 COAL
    20.5g Alliant 2400
    20" ballard barrel: 1750 fps
    Work up to it from 19.5g and stop at best accuracy.

    1895G
    Best jacketed load I've had passed on to me:

    300 grain Speer UniCor hollow point #2482 seated to 2.53"
    Winchester brass, 2.1" trim
    CCI 200 primer
    55 grains of H4198
    2080 fps from the 1895G

    If you like cast...

    1895G
    350g cast .460
    WLP
    R-P brass
    2.525" COAL
    45g Rx7
    1670 fps from the 1895G

    NOTE: The above 45-70 loads are Level II Lever Action type loads ONLY! Don't use them in your Trapdoors...
     
  4. jack44

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    Thanks Asherdan!- I'l try RL7 under the 350 piler driver light.
     
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    Jack44 wrote: "2400 in 44mag rocks! just need to tweek the load alittle - right now using 19.5gr. I need to kick that down a few grains."

    What weight bullet are you driving, and what bear will you be shooting? I use the 19.5 grs with 240 gr swaged lswc as my goto round for my Redhawk. I am in the process of working up a load with 300 gr wfn.
    ll
     
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    +1 to what Salmoneye posted. Works great in my SBH Hunter.
     
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    I was shooting beartooth 300gr 19.5gr of 2400 is ok but accuracy was not what I wanted, so I might try 18gr and work up. My new hunting area has black bears & wolfs and a few mt.lions maybe - my gun is a super blackhawk
     
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